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company. >>> another big story we're following tonight. toyota's internal troubles revealed. an e-mail exposes concerns about the automaker's souring public image. a top official writing about the defective gas pedals tells another official the time to hide this one is over. >> reporter: the e-mail was obtained by the associated press tucked in with thousands of documents toyota has turned over to government investigators. it was a month before toyota's president was hauled before congress, five days before the japanese car company announced a massive recall because of defective gas pedals. on january 16 of this year, toyota's top public relations official in the u.s. wrote to a colleague, we need to come clean. seemingly concerned the company wasn't handling its troubling safety issues effectively, miller worried toyota's outstanding reputation for producing safe and reliable cars and trucks was in peril. we are not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet, miller writes. on monday the obama administration fined toyota a record $16 millio
grade for a luxury car. how toyota is responding to a historically bad report. >>> healthcare reform and what it means for you. dr. carson answers your question live instudio. >>> and the lowest game attendance in oriole's tory. why so few people are saying take me out to the ball game. >>> good morning, it's wednesday april 14th. i'm patrice harris. it's a cold start to the day. it was messy and cold yesterday, and that continues this morning at least. meteorologist steve fertig is here with a look the forecast. >>> you keep talking about the cold and i keep talking about the fog and the problem is we have both. >> i felt the cold before i felt the fog. >> i didn't feel the fog, but i saw the cold. >> there could be fog across the mason dixon line. it's rather chilly to the north so i will give you that. >> okay. >> we are only 34 degrees in hagerstown. that is rather chilly. we do have 30s to the northern part of the state, across the mason dixon line a frost advisory. we will see plenty of sunshine this arch and the temperatures will warm up, too. future scan not showing a whole l
consumer -- [ indiscernible ] the company decided to recognize antarctica as a country. >>> toyota is responding to critics tonight after a j todaying warning about one of its suvs. maureen is back with your fox 5 top five. >> reporter: up first, toyota's new move to try to reassure consume e. number five toyota is testing all of its suvs to make sure they're not susceptible to rolling over the. the move comes after consumer reports issued a don't buy rating concerned it could topple. the automaker is testing ought toyota and lex suggestion suvs. number four the economy may be rebounding but the housing market is still struggling. a record number of homes fell into foreclosure in the first quarter of this year. that is according to realty track. that is a 35% increase from last year. and they expect to see a million foreclosures this year. >>> number three, don't blame the video games if your teen doesn't get a good night's sleep. a new australian study found it took teens who play -- [ indiscernible ] -- only slightly longer to full a sleep. >>> number two, put johns hopkins unive
over the double yellow line and crashed into a toyota with several children ages two to 11 inside. the driver of the toyota was killed. witnesses say the van was going dangerously fast. >> flipped up in the air and knocked the street light down off the post. it flipped two times before it hit the ground. i mean this guy was booking. and i mean he hit this car so hard to throw the van up in the air like that, i know he was passing me at every bit of a hundred. >> one of the children is now said to be in critical condition. we don't know yet whether charges will be filed. >>> police have released a time line leading to the death of a d.c. middle school principal. investigators say it is likely brian betts was killed sometime after 11:30 wednesday night. the investigate centers around betts' home in silver spring. the vehicle was dumbed in southeast d.c. between noon and 3:00 p.m. try. witnesses saw two people get out of that vehicle and run away. >> i don't believe this was a random act. while we can't fully rule out that it might be random being we believe that there was some conne
. the cancellations are costing the aviation industry at least $200 million per day. >>> toyota is apparently going to pay up rather than fight. an official in the transportation department says toyota is expected to agree to pay a record $16.4 million over those detective gas pedals rather than go to court. toyota waited four months to tell federal officials about the problem. >>> the next time you need medical help, the answer might just be in the palm of your hand. a new iphone app may be just what the doctor ordered. it is auld i triage and gives users medical information in an instant. >> reporter: when a patient has a condition, dr. brian bob has years of medical training and prime and urgent care experience to guide him to what the problem is and how to fix it. >> reporter: there is i triage. >> it is a tool we want to show our patients how to use so they can know when and where they need to go. >> reporter: whether it be a pharmacy, primary care physician, where to go started with the patient's problem. >> you could say look up your symptoms. say you're having abdominal pain. you might have
of minutes. -- 68 degrees, gurvir. >>> police are investigating a deadly accident. the driver of a toyota was killed when a van crashed into it in the 3600 block of alabama avenue in southeast. a passenger who is a child is said to be in critical condition. the driver was freed after the collision sparked a small fire. >>> the mystery deepens as police try to figure out what happened inside d.c. principal's home. five days have passed sin the murder of brian betts in his silver spring home. police say the murder likely happened after 11:30 wednesday night and 7:00 in the morning on thursday. >>> flights are beginning to resume out of northern europe this morning. test flights show the concentration of ash in the air is fading. some planes have been taking off from paris, madrid and frankfurt. a new ash cloud spreading from the volcano in iceland is dashing homes of the air space completely reopening over the uk. >>> in sports, the capitals blasted the montreal canadiens 5-1 to take a 2-1 lead in their eastern conference series. >>> hundreds of gun rights activists rallied on both sides of
corrected for toyota customers. >>> she was saying to me, please help me and help me. >> the pursuit of tw >>> an 85 years old man was killed wednesday night as drug suspects tried to get away from police. crime and justice reporter joy lepola tells us why the man's wife still does not know her husband's fate. >> reporter: another family angered and saddened. >> he is gone. >> reporter: devastation brought on by baltimore's drug trade. >> i was there trying to comfort him telling him that you know, that help was on the way and she was saying to me, please help us. >> reporter: 85 years old alberelbert davis died shortly r police chasing cars crashed into his car. he suffered a heart attack. his wife also suffered injuries, but she survived. >> she is a nice lady. we speak and we have known each other for 30 or 40 years. i have been across the street from her. we talk every other day, nice family. >> reporter: for police this crime hits especially close. davis was the father of a female baltimore city police officer. it's believed the couple was on their way home when the accident occur
for toyota. the troubled car maker said it is recalling 600,000 seanna minivans. toyota said rusting spare tire cables could break and create a road hazard. so far this year, toyota has recalled more than 8,000,000 vehicles. >> your dog or cat could be dangerous to your health. new study showed pets cause 80,000 injuries from falls. dogs are more likely to make you fall than cats. and women are more likely to fall than men. researchers do not suggest that you get rid of your pets. >> and a new study shows that even before they can walk, children choose their toys based on what is traditionally expected of their sex. researchers at the university of london gave infants and toddlers a group of seven toys. little boys were always more interested in items like cars, and soccer balls. and little girls were more interested in dolls and tide bears. study did not draw conclusions about whether the children were born with preferences or developed them during the first few months of life. >> fighting city blight. the community where wrecking balls were biz. >> ash cloud and the airlines. how long fl
get their way. >> and toyota takes a consumer report seriously. why it is putting the brakes on a luxury car. >> the vatican under fire again. what xÑ >> millions more americans will very well soon have access to medical coverage under the new health care reform spot. but will they have access to a doctor? right now the u.s. suffers from a severe shortage of doctors. and today baltimore neurosurgeon dr. ben carson predicts health care reform will have a dire impact. >> in fact, it will be much worse. because there is going to be fewer doctors. and more patients. and, you know, again, until we begin to establish the right kind of setting, it won't work. >> now, proponents of the particular reforms predict the number of physicians will actually increase, because millions of dollars will be pumped into the training of new physicians. >> that brings us now to the question of the day. how will health reform affect your quality of care? 33 percent say health care will improve. 58 percent say it will decline. and 9 percent say it will remain the same. kelly writes on facebook. hope
of speed, crossed over the double yellow line on alabama and hit that toyota sedan that was full of kids, full of children. just a short time ago we learned the driver of that sedan died. he had four children in his car. two adults were inside the van and police officers arrived on the scene very quickly, managed to help get the driver of the van out because the van was leaking fuel and caught fire. wilts help -- witnesses helped too and described the van as driving dangerously fast. >> i was coming down and the traffic was slowing up right here. i looked in my remember view -- rear view mirror and this van was coming. seemed to me he was going a hundred miles an hour. he hit the car right there and that was pretty much everything. >> reporter: again officers arrived on the scene very quickly and here's why. there was a photo enforcement officer right here on the corner clocking people as they came down alabama. the van never made it quite that far. here's one of the concerns neighbors had. you can see this light right here. there's one just a block up. they operate at the same time. gre
. the numbers reflect toyota's fading reputation after a massive recall of millions of vehicles. but analysts say it also shows a growing respect for ford. its reputation revived because it did not accept the taxpayer bailout whale make a better, more fuel efficient car. gm says they are designing and producing best cars they've ever produced. rising sales allowed them to repay their loan years ahead of schedule. >> people are buying chevrolet. they are buying buick. they are buying gmc and they are buying cadillac and they are buying because third party experts agree our quality, our value, our design and our performance are rapidly improving. >> this survey was conducted in march when toyota's recall schedule was in the news. then only 15% of those polled said toyota make the best car. that is town from 25% in 2006. in washington, brian wilson, fox news. >>> speaking of money, ben frank lynn get august bit of a make over. we are talking about the benjamins in your wallet. >> the $100 bill is getting a new look. bad news for counterfeiters. we'll show you the changes coming up next. >>> welc
of an elderly man. >> new trouble for toyota. the car being recalled now. >> and the cost of surgery, why maryland hospitals could be a better deal. >> live, in high definition, from wbff tv in baltimore, this is fox 45 news "late edition". >> gear, i am jeff barnd. >> and i am jennifer gilbert. new information tonight about the bullying going on at a west baltimore elementary school. sources tell us city school administrators have been to gilmore elementary investigating the allegations of violence involving kids attaining classmates. >> tonight kathleen cairns said a major change occurred for the child that first told us about the bullying you saw first on fox one week ago. >> everyone is talking about the bullies at gilmore elementary school. >> shanya is doing great now. >> shanya has been transferred to a new school at her mom's request after the disabled third grader was attacked by classmates. >> because i felt mad. and because people keep on teasing me, so i felt mad. so i wanted to jump out the window. >> after her story aired on fox 45. others came forward. >> they hit him with
. >> a bad grade for a luxury car. how toyota tonight is responding. >> live, in high definition, from wbff tv in baltimore, this is fox 45 news "late edition". >> hello again, i am jeff barnd. jennifer gilbert has tonight off. mayor suspends more than $1 million for a community action program. this half learning that some workers at the safe streets operation in west baltimore are now accused of using the program as a front for gang activity. monday, feds charged 13 people, investigators say two gang members worked for the non-profit group. and tonight we have reaction to the mayor's move. >> i know it will be hard on all of us. especially the outreach workers that love doing what they do. you know, that will affect the community that we serve. >> mayor stephanie rawlings-blake said the indictments raise many concerns about the program. >> a spike in home robberies has baltimore city police concerned at this hour. karen parks live at city police headquarters with more on the plan to fight back. karen? what is happening? >>well, jeff, police chief bealefield has beefed up patrols and prompt
. >> several democratic lawmakers considered taxing any airline considering carry on luggage fees. >> toyota pulls the plug on the lexis suv, toyota is recalling the 2010 lexis gx 460. recall affects about 9400 vehicles. last week consumer reports issued a don't buy warning on the vehicle saying it was susceptible of rolling over. >> tomorrow is the last day non-profits can actually apply for loans connected to the winter storm back in december. april 20 is the deadline to submit disaster loan applications. to the small business administration. the loans will help to fix property damage caused by the december 18th storm f you need more information, call the small business administration. and it is a toll free number. at 86592955. >> wal-mart means time scraps plans to keep a store in remington open 24 hours a day, wanted to do that initially. wal-mart plans to have the store open 6 a.m. to midnight. once open, the store will bring 200 plus new jobs, to the city of baltimore. >> i hope it would be okay on wednesday or thursday. i don't know. >> nobody knows. volcano woes still ahead. how much
. >>> there is more reaction from toyota following a warning to consumers not to buy one of its popular suvs. coming up next, we'll tell you what the troubled automaker is doing now. a new push to charge one airline from charging you for those carry-ons. you're watching fox 5 morning news. we'll be back after the break.  >>> as toyota's troubles mount, the company says it plans to test the safety of all of its sports utility models. this comes as consumer reports warns the 2010 lexus has possible rollover troubles. toyota hasn't decided yet if it will recall the gs 460 but it has temporarily stopped selling it in north america. >>> there is a new push from capitol hill to ground spirit airlines' plan to make you pay for carry-s on. senators introduceed a bill that would charge the you're line if they charge you. we have a report. >> reporter: many airlines now charge to check baggage but a plan to charge for carry-ons may have gone too far. spirit airlines sparking a spirited debate after its announcement it would charge passengers $45 a pop for every bag stowed in overhead bins. spirit airlines sa
, crossed over the double yellow line on alabama and hit that toyota sedan that was full of kids. just moments ago, we learned the driver of the sedan has died. we're told he had four children in his car and we're told one of them is in grave condition. two people were inside the van. it was driven by a man. police say officers arrived on the scene quickly, managed to help get the driver of the van out because it was leaking fuel and caught fire. witnesses helped too and described the van as driving dangerously fast. >> lift up in the air and knocked the street light down off the post. and it flipped two times before it hit the ground. i mean, this guy was booking. and i mean he hit this car so hard to throw the van up in the air like that i know he passed me at every bit of a hundred. >> everybody went running to see what was wrong. the car was full of children. all the children were terribly injured. the van came to rest after taking down street signs and stopping right in front of the school. >> reporter: ironically there was a photo enforcement officer parked right here just a bloc
to recover. -- >> the other shooting victim is expected to recover. >>> an anonymous official from toyota says the company is not directly admitting fault but wants to move on. the$16.4million the largest government penalty ever issued. federal investigators say toyota waited for four months to report problems with the gas pedal and issue a recall. >>> an update now on the developing story involving volcanic ash from iceland. experts say now it could reach the canadian coast today. some care lines have safely tested the air over northern europe but meteorologists warn that the ash cloud is still unpredictable and still potentially dangerous. europe other than union officials say about half of the flights scheduled for today should be able to operate. britain's major airports will stay closed through tomorrow morning. that is prompting the british government to announce it will send navy ships across the english chan told pick up some of the thousands of britons stranded by the ash cloud. >> we try to do the best. we saw washington now. we walked all over the places. museum tours, the wash
's the beef. what's in it. what a new report says you could be eating. >>> another big blow for toyota. why the company is telling customers to stop buying one of its best sellers. >>> a miracle in the florida every glades. a girl missing for days is found in a florida swamp. the divine intervention thatmayr discovery. >>> a new investigation into the coal mine explosion in west virginia. >>> another gut punch tonight for toyota. its upscale lexus suv got hit with a safety writing so bad consumers are being told not to buy it. consumer reports gave the lexus gx 460 a don't buy rating. the group saves the vehicle's electronic traction control doesn't react fast enough and cannot stop the vehicle from rolling over. it's the first time in nine years the group has issued such a warning. >> when the vehicle the gx 460 is push to its limits the rear end swings out wide until the vehicle is almost sideways. if this is to happen in a real world situation it could lead to a roll over. >> lexus has stopped selling the vehicle t says engineers conducted similar tests but did not find that problem. it
block of alabama avenue in southeast. the driver of that toyota was killed after being struck by a speeding van. a child who was riding in that vehicle is said to be in critical condition. of his in the car. witnesses say the van was traveling dangerously fast. >> i was coming down and the traffic was slowing up right here and i looked in my rearview mirror and this van was coming. it seemed like to me he was doing about 100 miles per hour. he pulled on the side of the incoming traffic and he hit the car right there and that was pretty much everything. >> the driver of the van was rescued after the collision sparked a small fire. no word on if any charges will be filed. >>> d.c. police say they think the murder of brian betts is not random and it is likely he had some connection to the killer. the lack of details has left his neighbors in silver spring worried. >> we are taking more precautions now. we are considering getting an alarm system now. pretty nerve wracking. >> the investigation now cents are on two key pieces of evidence, betts' home, his blue suv that was taken th
ask allison. this week i'm getting to the bottom of one viewer's concerns about a toyota recall that effected her firsthand. we'll have that for you next. >>> and here is another look at today's trivia question. which was the only team to have a better win-loss record for the redskins. have to think about this one. the giants, the cowboys, the dolphins or the san francisco 49ers? the answ coming up -- coming up later. >>> charlie wilson from the gap band is here today. know the stain. after an alpaca? i have. it was awesome. ♪ call 1-800-steemer crafted to be exceptionally smooth... decadently rich... delightful... chocolate... bliss. hershey's bliss chocolate. crafted for bliss. ♪ ¿por que no probamos esto? ♪ old el paso. a special blend of seasoning... for especially delicious tacos. feed your fiesta! kids are hungry after school. that's why i always have totino's pizza rolls. big pizza taste. in a bite size roll. kids can't resist their delicious pizza flavor. totino's pizza rolls. the pizza way to snack. what do you guys want to do? both: make rice krispie® treats! s
's set to be in merger talks with united. >>> now developments on toyota's troubles. a transportation department official says toyota is expected to agree to a record fine $16.4 million. by tomorrow the automaker must decide whether to accept or contest the penalty. the government imposed it earlier this month claiming toyota knew about faulty gas pedals several months before issuing a recall. >>> a tense battle is brewing on capitol hill over financial reform overhaul bill. many democrats support the measure but republicans say they'll try to block it because they believe it will lead to more bailouts. treasury secretary tim geithner says taxpayers want wall street cleaned up. tens of thousands of businesses fail, worst financial crisis in generations that is a powerful case for reform. >> i think the president's political arm is taking over this debate. it's unfortunate because i like many others want banks to be banks. they don't want them to be casinos or take risky bets on our money. >> president obama says he'll veto the financial reform bill if it does not tackle derivatives. t
, purses and laptops that might fit under your seat. >>> toyota is extending its incentive deal through april. look for lease discounts on eight models including the camry, the corolla and the rav 4. toyota is also offering zero financing and there is a free maintenance program. >>> for fans of ben's chili bowl, can you feast on some of your favorites at the potomac nationals game. they will be serving up half smoked burgers and chili. >>> too much extra weight around the waistline has landed a maryland town back in the news. fox 5's beth parker visited the people of hagerstown to get their take. >> reporter: welcome to hagerstown where the gym is right near the super buffet. is that tempting in. >> no. >> report: that is because 6 #-year-old march union watches what she seats an exercises. her husband got her started and just the other day. >> he said honey you're look good. he said you'll be out here look for another man. i said i don't think so. >> reporter: if shdid look, what would she find? this is the list of the most obese places in the country and they say hagerstown is on the
reach 124. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. >>> more trouble for toyota. the automaker is recalling 50,000 suvs. only the 2003 models are affected. toyota says there may be a problem with the electronic stability control system that helps maintain traction when you turn. >>> republicans end their filibuster of the financial reform bill after blocking debate on the financial overhaul bill three times this week. all republicans agreed to move ahead with the biggest reform of wall street since the great depression. democrats still need 60 votes to overcome other procedures in the senate. they will need at least one republican to do that. >>> using wind to go green in massachusetts. the obama administering has given the green light to the nation's first offshore wind farm off the coast of cape cod that. project will bring green jobs and renewable energy to the air. >> i am convinced that there is a path we can take forward that both honors our responsibility to protect the historic and cultural resources of nantucket sound and at the same time meets the need
. >>> making headlines in the 7:00 hour now, toyota says nears are working -- engineers are working to correct the stability problems on the lexus gx 460. the magazine consumer reports slapped a do not buy rating on this truck. detroit immediately stopped selling the models in the u.s. and has not decided if it will conduct a recall yet. toyota said it does plan on testing the safety of all of the sport utility models again. >>> today president obama is expected to announce details of his long-term plans for nasa. instead of flying new rockets to the moon, the president wants to rely on private companies to fly into space over the next few years while developing a big new government rocket. it includes greater investment in innovation and more missions of. but several former astronauts, including neil armstrong do not approve. buzz aldrin, however, does approve of the president's new plan. >>> signs this morning of another big story in washington. they are getting ready for a big party down at freedom plaza. a tea party with a strong message for the government on this tax day. the nation's cap
toyota grow. >> reporter: it takes more than just rising roadsides. >> we're reversing a downward trend inside the beltway. >> reporter: it's bringing in a new way of thinking along with a new difficulting. >> with the new art building they expect to add 5,000 residents without adding to the environmental burden. you can see the rest of the cool cities on our website, myfoxdc.com. >> thanks, mel. >>> it is 7:48 right now. 53 degrees out there. singing, dancing, talking plants. recognize that? little shop of horrors has it all. >> holly is at ford theater this morning. >> reporter: they don't necessarily going together. receipt re, humor, sci-fi and horror and why else wouldn't you burst into song. it is the little shop of horrors and it is at the historic ford theateare getting action. two puppeteers will show us why you need to see this version of the show and you need to see it here. it's all next on fox 5 morning news. stay with us.  >>> if you are not familiar with little shop of horrors, it got it's start as a cult comedy from back in the '60s and it was made into
. >>> toyota says it has not been note nid yet but it knows the u.s. government is proposing a record $16.4 million fine for failing to alert regulators about safety problems. the government is accusing toyota of hiding a dangerous defect, the sticking gas pedal. >>> you take the beautiful weather and the big crowds in the tidal basin and that meant great news fr metro. >> coming up n, some record- setting numbers that could have far-reaching effects. >>> also in a couple of moments, the latest on today's hot weather forecast and julie wright wi be along with an update on the traffic. we'll have that and more in just a few moments. >>> the newest redskin, donovan mcnabb, going to be introduced to the d.c. media in just a couple of hours. this is video of him leaving dulles yesterday giving a wave to the folk. a news conference set for noon today and we'll have that live for you here on fox 5. >> didn't i read somewhere he will keep his number. >> he will keep number 5. i can't and colt brennan will switch to a different number. >> 15. >> all right. >> very good. >> something exciting. >>
that straight ahead.  >>> first toyota got hit with a record fine on monday. today another civil penalty could be in the works. the transportation department is now telling the automaker that the gas pedals have two different problems and could require two separate solutions to fix. toyota is already facing a $16 million fine for waiting too long to tell the government about those defective gas pedals. >>> a foreclosure fiasco for a georgia couple even though they're not behind on payments. a man legally bought their home at auction and then showed up with the papers. >> reporter: two days ago randy felt like the rug had been pulled out from under her. she found out her house had been sold and it wasn't even on the partial. >> on tuesday my husband was outside working on his truck. a guy came over to him and i think shook his hand and said hi, i just bought this house. so he's thinking to himself, yeah, right, you're joking. they rang the doorbell. i was on the phone. he rings the doorbell and my husband says to me, this guy is the new owner of this house. >> report
flights without passengers in recent days. none reported problems or damage. >> toyota, pulls the plug on the lexis suv. toyota is recalling 2010 lexis gx 460. this recall is affecting about 9400 vehicles. last week consumer reports issued a don't buy warning on the vehicle saying it was susceptible to roll over. >> >> next on the news at 10:00. computer security concerns, why changing your password may not do much good. >> and katie stevens was voted off, you may recall, but made >> how many different online passwords do you have? many of us have to remember a lot. for all the websites we use. judy kurtz explains why one analyst said lots of passwords could be a complete waste of time. >> if it seems you're scrambling to come up with new passwords for e-mails, bank accounts, websites, you are not alone. the long held belief is saying lots of passwords keep you secure. but a researcher said not so fast. study said concentrating on your password could be effort with little benefit. and the study said that rather than using a program to try to break security passwords, cyber criminals ar
in the 17th month in the past 18. toyota has been under fire since initiating a recall and they use the inntives to sell over 180,000 vehicles in march. that is an increase of almost 41%. are americans getting over their fears about toyota quality control? the numbers indicate as much. chrysler, on the other hand, they are being left behind. year over year sales are down 8%. but up 10% from february's numbers. things are going so well in the ought motive business even chrysler fans can find something to cheer about. we're watching your money fox business. in new york, i'm chris cotter. >>> we still have plenty ahead on fox 5 morning news. >> reporter: students at howard university were hit in a string of robberies across this part of the city. we'll tell you how the suspect may have gotten in what should have been a locked building. carol loves to rescue dogs, and spends a lot of her time and money doing that. [ carol ] they're all rescues, yeah. thank you. thank you. so i decided to make my home their home. it just makes it a little harder to se for myself. we showed her how wachov
auto sales numbers which are due out later today. toyota is saying it is coming around. any predicts on that? >> yeah, in fact, they were on the fox business network yesterday from the new york auto show and talking up about 40% gains. that is what analysts are expecting. they did use record high incentives. toyota usually known for not using incentives to lure customers back into the show rooms after the recalls with the sticky and faulty accelerator pedals. also, ford looking for a big month. better than 50% gain versus a year ago. general motors looking for a pick-up. chrysler still struggling. analysts are looking for a drop of about 7% compared to the march sales of 2009. >> we'll look for those numbers later and we'll chat again tomorrow. >>> arrests are made in one of the most violent crimes on the streets of d.c. in years. sarah similar monday is live in southeast with our big story. >> families are frustrated, angry and sad after four people are shot and killed on a street crner. coming up what authorities say sparked it all wh
lane. >>> we have yet another consumer alert involving toyota. there is a warning about its upscale lexus suv. consumer reports gave the electric us gs 460 a safety rating so bad that consumers are being told not to buy. it the group says the vehicle's electronic traction control doesn't react quickly enough and can't stop the vehicle from rolling over. this is the first time in nine years the group has issued that warning. electric us has stopped selling the vehicle but it does insist the gs 460 meets or exceeds awful federal government's testing. coming up later in the 9:00 hour, stay tuned because we'll have a representative from toyota joining us live. we'll be ask her about this late development. >>> and we all have a consumer alert about the beef you eat. the usda says that beef could be filled with pest advisory, vet theiry drugs and heavy metals. cattle producers already screen for bacteria con tam nafnts like e. coli and salmonella and they could soon be testing for chemicals as well. the epa and fda have to set up acceptable levels. -- they already screen for bacteria cont
will connect you with the maryland attorney general's office. >>> there is more trouble for toyota tonight. the automaker is recalling 50,000 sacoya suvs. only the 2003 models are affected. toyota says there may be a problem with the electronic stability control system. it helps maintain tax when you turn. in some cases the stability control could activate at low speeds and prevent the suv from accelerating as quickly as you might expect. >>> metro trains are back up to speed after a day of delays. a track maintenance car delayed twice on the blue and yellow lines. it has regular tires and special wheels so it can run on the tracks. the first derailment caused some minor damage forcing trains to single track between reagan national and crystal city. it derailed a second time heading back to the rail yard. >>> to capitol hill and the fight for financial reform. republicans say they are finally ready to allow the legislation to be debated in the senate. earlier today the g.o.p. blocked a vote to bring the bill to the floor. but at the end of the day they said behind-the-scenes talks have gon
of a two- year study. >>> as toyota trys to recover from his massive car recall, the automaker extending the deadline through the month of april on the incentives. the company will offer discounts on leases on 8 models including the camry, corolla and rav 4 and toyota is offering 0 financing and maintenance program. it's helped lift sales more than 40% last month. >>> a consumer alert that will not make flyers happy. spirit airlines is going to start charging you for carry-on bags. you have to pay between 20 and $45 each way. the wall street journal reports that spirit will be the first airline in the world to charge for carry-on bags and you can take one bag that fits underneath your seat for free. it will reduce the amount of carry-on luggage, obviously, and help passengers exit the plane faster once it lands. >>> while you're at it, maybe you would like nicer luggage for your trip? aaa and goodwill are offering trade-in program. they taking donations of gently- used luggage. in exchange, you can get a couper for $5 or $20 off a piece of l
crash involving his toyota killed another driver. tonight a key piece of evidence could turn this case on its head. will? >> reporter: american idol is giving back raising millions of dollars. tonight we're with the reigning idol champ who's giving back too. >> fox 5 news is just getting started. >>> alarming accusations of abuse at a maryland middle school. students' families accusing a teacher's aide beating up a mentally handicapped teenager and the principal covering it all up. >> reporter: the 14-yard mentally disabled student was playing in the gym at oxon hill middle school when his family says he was beaten by an out of control teacher's aide. >> but for whatever reason, the teacher's aide picked up this ball, slammed it into the face of the student, proceeded to throw him into the bleachers not once but twice. >> a family spokesperson says fellow teachers and students screamed for him to stop. the boy has the mental capacity of a 6-year-old. williams says the aide identified as mr. davis struck the boy again, even after the boy was restrained by another teacher. >> he comes ar
the laws, and not trying to go after those who are not. >> toyota is expected to pay a fine for waiting four months to tell the government about defective gas pedals in its cars. the car company faced deadline of today of acceptor contest the fine of $16.4 million. on toyota knew about the sticking gas pedals in september but didn't issue a recall until january. >>> the number of mull tie racial americans is expected to go up with the 2010 census but experts say many people with one black parent and one white parent only identify themselves as black on the census. president obama is one of those people. he only checked the black on the census box despite having a white mother. they have no idea how many people who check black on the census are multi racial. but the decision to check one box or more is based on the history and pride. we want to know, should all multiracial people check two boxes if applied to them. you can go to our website at foxbaltimore.com and tell us what you think or get to us through facebook, send us a tweet at fox baltimore or text your answer to 45203, enter fo
than expected $4 million profit. >>> toyota announces the recall of the 2010, gs460. toyota had already suspended worldwide sales of the vehicle. >>> toyota has agreed to pay a record $16.4 million fine for allegedly failing to notify the department of transportation of a sticky pedal des defect in the cars for four months after learning of the problem. even while agreeing to pay the fine, toyota denied the government's allegations. >>> the ash cloud is costing the air carries an estimated $9.9 million per day. dealt that which has the billingest presence in europe is losing the most money $6.5 million a day. for business brief, i'm stan case. >>> coming up, tightening down how lawmakers hope to make the u.s./mexico border safer. >>> a candlelight vigil will be held tonight to remember a frostburg state student gunned down over the >>> welcome back to fox 45 morning news. 6:31 is the time. you ever taking a look at the inner harbor. pretty soon you could be taking a swim in the inner harbor. how many of you would actually like to do that? of course, not in the current conditions, but on
safety. >> reporter: and police are asking the commune toyota be saint as the -- patient as the investigation goes along. they have to work with state's attorneys office and the fbi to get to the bottom of this. as we get further into the investigation it's likely we'll learn the names of all of those involved that night. live in palmer park, maryland, sarah simmons, fox 5 news. back to you. >>> now to a wrongful conviction. in january donald gates was exonerated after spending more than 28 years in prison. his conviction for murder was based on faulty evidence by an fbi analyst. now the d.c. public defender service wants a investigation into the lab. a partial review was done in march and so far they have found 20 investigations and found the lab skim inners didn't pay - examiners didn't involve the lab. >>> a training memo meant to help police officers, and in the memo officers were told to ask if there was anything unusual about the suspect, for example, did they have large lips? the chief has apologized and the example on the document has been changed to facial scar o
and why the fbi is getting involved. plus, new troubles for toyota. the first time in nine years the "consumer reports" has issued a don't buy it warning for an s.u.v. it has nothing to do with the recalls.  >>> a pressure cooker of sorts for the american idol finalists. >> with nine contestants left the judges are out of saves and two will be voted off this week. >> one of these nine faces will be the next "american idol." >> reporter: double the pressure for idol surviving nine. after big mike got saved by the judges, two contestants will be sent home this week. >> we will do the best we can individually every week. whoever america votes for or doesn't vote for will decide. it's all good. >> everybody will go great and get on the songs, prepare hard and be ready. >> reporter: right now crystal is considered a front runner by the judges. she knows there is a lot of road ahead of her. >> nothing is sure in this kind of show. anything can happen. there are a lot of really talented people here. there is no front-runner in this kind of thing. from week to week
took her toyota rav four plastered with her photos, favorite color, and information. >> does this person sound familiar? >>reporter: on the road and across america. her goal? to change laws so that convicted rapists get tougher sentencing and that dna is collected from all convicted felons upon their arrest. 23 states currently require dna upon arrest and maryland is one of them. >> when they get the dna, we have stories upon stories of matching back 15 to 20 years. getting the dna and arrest is a big, big portion of it. >>reporter: after 34 states and 27,000 miles, she says her journey is far from over. >> i really feel i have no choice. i wish i could bring her back. i can't. if i can find some way of getting her killer off the road -- but also, stopping other violent pred tors, i'm going to do that, >>reporter: fox 45 news at 10:00. >> her next stop is philadelphia. to follow her journey or learn more about her daughter's murder, go to foxbaltimore.com and click on news links. >>> the pentagon city metro station reopened tonight after a suspicious package turned out
yours, like mine ♪ like home... ♪ home... ♪ ♪ home! captioning sponsored by 20th century fox and toyota. moving forward. >>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> a store shoot-out. bandits bust in ready to swipe thousands in jewelry but didn't bet on an a elderly owner fighting back. he tells fox 5 his story. >>> it's gambling. pure and simple raw gambling. >> goldman sachs executives face furious lawmakers on capital hill. we have the fiery war of words. >>> this little boy just 11 years old trapped in the body of someone more than five times his age. >>> we begin with a store shoot-out. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. >> a 76-year-old pulled a gun on the two men he said tried to rob his store right in front of him. the whole scene on howard and kensington. roby chavez starts us off in maryland. >> reporter: brian this is a story of good winning over evil. the armed gunmen picked a frail elderly man who has had four strokes, suffers with diabetes and even has a pacemaker. what they didn't count on is that he had a derringe .32-caliber revolver when they beat and attempted to rob the
". another recall for toyota tonight. the issue with their seanna minivan. >> infants and toys. how jender could make a difference at a young age. for these stories and more, join us tonight at 11:00. xÑ >>well, few clouds around tomorrow. cooler. 61 degrees for a high. gradual clearing later in the day. we will see sunshine. and then sunday, only a high of 58 degrees. couple of degrees below normal. then monday, tuesday, wednesday we are dry. and temperatures gradually warm up to 66 on wednesday. and then thursday and friday getting close to the 70-degree mark. but then a chance for rain showers, and maybe a thunderstorm both thursday or friday. all and all not too bad as the weekend will dry out and cool down. that's forecast. back to you guys. >> thank you jes. >> can the orioles finally get a win? they are playing right now in oakland. >> and losing. >> i am trying to be positive here. >> kristen berset joins us with an update in "sports unlimited". kristen? >> hi kristen. >> all trying to stay positive. coming up tonight on "sports unlimited". the orioles trying to breakout of their
, cheering, applause) captioning sponsored by 20th century fox and toyota. moving forward. >> these are people that plan. they plan their manipulation. >> accused child sex abusers. what parents need to know to keep their kids safe. >> ready for prime time. how the raven's new schedule is putting them in the national spotlight. >> too fat to fight. how obesity is hurting our national security. and what is being done by b it. >> clouds moving in and wet weather will. for when the rain will arrive and how much we will get. in the sky watch forecast. >> i was trying to harness some of my own inner madonna. >> paying tribute to the material girl. how cast members of glee prepared for tonight's episode. >> live in high definition, from wbff tv in baltimore, this is fox 45 news at 10:00. >> hello, i am jeff barnd. jennifer is off tonight. police are investigating two cases of child sex abuse, in only the past week. the suspected predators are so-called trusted individuals. tonight, crime and justice reporter joy lepola takes a closer look at how to recognize a betrayal of trust
take me there... ♪ (song ends, cheering, applause) captioning sponsored by 20th century fox and toyota. moving forward. . >>> act oosh attacked. cal penn held up at gunpoint in the district. you have to hear what the thieves got away with. >>> finally flying. passengers stranded for day in a mad dash to get home. >>> found out how an ipad left a man suffering a horrific injury. >>> we'll begin with an early morning actor cal penn. good evening. i'm brian bolter. >>> i'm shawn yancy. he was attacked at gunpoint. it's what the thieves took that's rattling some nerves tonight. wisdom martin is working the story for us. wisdom? >> reporter: actor kal penn gave up the bright lights of hollywood for the politics of d.c. but monday morning he found himself face to face with armed criminals. he's best known for his role on the big screen in movies and his starring role on fox's hit show "house." now he's been caught up in real life drama. according to police sources, penn was walking on s street northwest around 1:20 in the morning when he was approached by armed suspects. sources say they for
thins, it can snowball and you can end up in a situation like you have with toyota where if someone doesn't speak up in a way that gets the ask and results, you willened up on the front page of the "wall street journal." >> i think it is probably idealistic to assume that teaching ethics will eradicate the world of improper people. we are going it see enough people that are doing positive things that are going to end up not making these big events disappear but put them in the proper context. >> reporter: he says he hopes the continued teaching the ethics will help to curb if not prevent future scandals. >>> a new study published in week in the archives of internal medicine found people would feel depressed eat about 55% more chocolate than their nondepressed peers. researchers say the evidence supports the popular cliche that people pick up chocolate when people need a pick-me-up. >>> weddings can go a lot of different ways. >> pulling it off takes a lot of planning. holly is live in alexandria showing us a place that lets couples knock out a lot of their i do to-do lists all in on
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